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Law and business development for entertainment, technology and ventures

About

ABOUT

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Described by clients as a catalyst, connector, and fixer," Eric is a lawyer who has helped turn visions into realities for over two decades.

As a lawyer, entrepreneur and dealmaker, Eric helped launch an 8-figure AI/Web3 platform, put a mega-celebrity into the blow-dry bar business, made key deals for the most successful YouTube network, negotiated artist deals for Musical.ly (now Tik Tok) and Calm, helped a top-10 NFT project turn early success into a global brand, negotiated celebrity deals for a publicly-traded esports company, sold the ON1 Force NFT project, helped the world's biggest nightclub launch an experiential NFT brand, turned a pair of midwest influencers into worldwide music stars, helped acquire and relaunch a major cryptocurrency, represented some of the biggest artists and actors in the world, and more... 

 

Music, Entertainment & Sports

 

Before moving to Miami, Eric spent 20 years in the entertainment capital of the world (Los Angeles) working with some of the biggest musical artists, producers, actors, influencers, and studios in the world such as Will.i.am, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madison Beer, Mariah Carey, Mike Dean, Universal Music, Warner Bros., Milk & Honey, Perry Farrell, Johnny Depp, Conde Nast, BOXR Gym, Dogpound, Dennis Rodman, David Copperfield, Patrick Bet-David, Select Models, One Models, Complexity Gaming, and many others. His unique experience at the intersection of traditional entertainment, ventures, and emerging technologies such as VR, Web3, crypto, and the metaverse gives Eric a unique value to forward-looking clients.

Technology 

Eric has been actively involved with both emerging and late-stage tech companies in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Miami, and beyond for 20 years. He has worked with accelerators, investors, and startups such as Techstars, Orange, Microsoft, Jaunt VR, Raised In Space, Fuel Venture Capital, Fullscreen, Doodles, ON1 Force, Calm, DanceOn, Awesomeness TV, Tik Tok, Gamesquare Esports, and others. He counsels clients on formation, fundraising, partnerships, executive dealmaking, IP and licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Ventures 

As an experienced entrepreneur, Eric has helped startup founders, celebrities, and investors turn visions into reality for two decades. He helped a major actress get into the blow dry bar business, a music star develop wearable technologies, influencers build multi-faceted brands, agencies raise money for new verticals, and more. His knowledge of what it takes to ideate, create, fund, and grow a new venture sets him apart from traditional entertainment and corporate lawyers. 

Eric has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Miami NFT Week, Digital Hollywood, Silicon Beach Fest, Institutional Investor Magazine, Business Rockstars, UCLA School of Business, USC, CMJ, Miami Music Festival, and ASCAP Expo. He is a member of the California Bar, MENSA, and JPEG Morgan. 

He graduated cum laude from UCLA in Philosophy where he was a member of many honors programs, and earned his JD from USC Law School, where he was a published author and qualified for the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.

Henry Finn, ON1 Force

“Eric has great Web3 experience, and he guided us through many difficult and complicated aspects of our deal. I can’t recommend him enough."

Ari Yakobson, Blo Dry Bar

"Eric orchestrated a major celebrity partnership with us, navigating the complex layers of managers, agents, and lawyers with optimism and creativity."

Guillaume Payan, Orange

“Eric’s ability to bridge the gap between technology and entertainment is unique, and his real-world experience was invaluable to Orange.”

WORK

Dealmaking

Eric has been connecting the dots and putting game-changing deals together for 22 years, helping some of the most successful personalities and brands on the planet. His contacts and savvy have made the key difference for many clients, and can help early-stage and established companies alike.

Special Counsel

Drawing on his expertise and background in corporate, entertainment, and technology law, Eric serves as strategic counsel to select clients on a retainer basis. He takes new clients on a referral basis only, and works with top-tier legal and accounting firms to assemble and oversee the best team for each client.

Strategic Advisory

Eric has been a trusted advisor to founders, executives and established companies for two decades. In some cases, Eric has invested alongside colleagues and funds to help develop promising ideas and technologies. He has worked with Techstars, Orange Fab, and other accelerators and funds.

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